Craters on the Earth and Moon [Activity]

Craters on the Earth and Moon [Activity]

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Create craters on models of the Moon and Earth in this fun and messy outreach activity (important note: you may want to do this outdoors)!

Investigate the properties of Earth that hide past cratering events, such as  movement of the crust, erosion, water, and a protective atmosphere, and compare the worn down craters still found on Earth with the sharp and well-defined craters visible on the Moon.

This is a great activity to do outside, or inside with the help of a protective tarp;  this activity can get a bit messy, much like a real cratering event!

Uploaded: November 2010

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Tutorial: Craters on the Earth and Moon

Demonstration of the activity.

Activity Key

Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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